Guest Post by Erika at Wife or Something Like It – French Toast Cupcakes

I am so excited to have Erika from Wife or Something Like It visiting on our blog today. She is sharing an amazing recipe with us. I’ll let her introduce herself :

My name is Erika and I blog over at Wife or Something Like It. I’m so excited to be blogging on here today! I think it is so great that Aimee and Ellen have a blog together. How fun to do that with your mom/daughter. I originally started my blog as a school project, but continued it as a hobby. My husband and I currently go to school in Idaho. We both have about a year left and then we’ll see where life takes us. When we got married, I knew how to cook basics, but I learned a lot just from cooking dinner every night. I blog about my adventures in the kitchen and our everyday happenings. I hope you get a chance to come check out my blog!

This recipe for French Toast cupcakes is by far the most popular recipe on my blog. I’ve taken them to work parties before, and my boss said he could take the frosting intravenously. Yeah, they are that good!

French Toast Cupcakes 

Inspired by Life With Cake’s French Toast Cupcakes

3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 egg yolks
1 3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup(real or imitation)
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk

Egg wash
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Combine the butter and sugar on low speed until light and fluffy, scraping the sides as needed.
2. Add the applesauce and the egg yolks and continue to mix.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
4. In another bowl, whisk the maple syrup, vanilla and milk.
5. Add the flour and milk mixtures alternatively to the butter mixture, starting and ending with the flour. Raise the speed and continue to mix until fully combined.
6. Put cupcake papers in a pan and fill 3/4 with batter.
7. Bake for 10-12 minutes(mini cupcakes) or 15-17 minutes(regular cupcakes) or until a toothpick comes out clean.
 8. While the cupcakes are cooking, whisk the extra egg, milk and cinnamon for the egg wash. Once the cupcakes are done, quickly pull out of the oven and brush with the egg mixture. Place back in the oven on broil for 1-2 minutes, or until the egg wash is completely cooked.

Maple Frosting
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened(1 cup)
2 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons milk
3/4 teaspoon maple extract

1. Mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, scraping the sides as needed.
2. Reduce speed on mixer and add the milk and maple extract. Increase the speed to high and mix until fluffy.
3. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes, sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!


Mmm. Don’t these look and sound absolutely amazing?! Thanks so much for sharing this with us Erika, this is definitely one I am book marking to make later.  Make sure to stop by Erika’s blog and check out some more of her amazing recipes. :)

One Comment

  1. Those look sooooo good!!!

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